The pocket hoops for Yur's Rococo Gown are done. They will add width to the gown while giving that narrow silhouette from the side view. The chemise turned out quite well & is rather fetching on Yur particularly with the lace addition.
The hoops are tied on at the moment with a ribbon. This type of construction will allow me to make adjustments to the upper section closest to the waist should it be necessary. Once the gown is ready for a fitting then I can confirm the length. They are fully functional pocket hoops including the "pocket" & made of light weight ticking. Ticking is quite strong, easy to sew & works well to finish the edges of Rigilene boning.
Normally underpinnings are quite plain, but decided to add a bit of lace to both the pocket hoops & the petticoat. I did a lace inset for the petticoat & some decorative stitching. The under garments will be pastel colours in a buttercream & soft yellows.
We have some house guests for the next few days so a relaxing weekend...back next week!
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